“Let’s make it happen.”
How often do we engage in the exchange of ideas and hear a senior level person or executive say this in response to a suggestion we make? More times than not, you are left wondering, “Did we just make a decision to really do this, or what?”
As a strategist and creative thinker, I am often looking for a way to do something better or a solution to fix a specific challenge. Over the years, those words have come to sound more like Tapps to my ears than the clarion call of opportunity one would think they represent.
The challenge begins with people in senior level positions and management. They need to recognize that ideas can flow in a number of different directions, however, implementation and company directives need to flow from the top – down.
In short, it’s one thing to say, “Cool, let’s do it!” It’s quite another to demonstrate leadership, pull people together and actually get it done.